samson in the snow

A story cloaked in frigid white snow but warmed by sweet, unexpected friendship.  Philip C. Stead’s book dedication is so fitting — “To anyone who is having a bad day.”  There’s a quiet, contemplative quality to his illustrations and a great vastness in his snowy landscapes that envelops the reader as they’re pulled into the narrative.  You can almost hear the hushed silence of the snow and the soft crunching of footsteps in it.  The thoughtful writing will sink in and settle into your soul after a good few readings.

Samson in the Snow was written and illustrated by Philip C. Stead, and published by Roaring Brook Press.